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Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Radishes, Vegetables | 2 comments

How to Grow Radishes

How to Grow Radishes

Name: Radishes **Radishes are cheap to buy in seed packets and have a very quick germination period. **Their beautiful red color always looks appealing in salads and their crunch is always welcome in my salads as well. **You can also use radish seeds to grow Microgreens. Check out this post to learn more about growing Microgreens.   Position: **Radish spring crops prefer full sun, while the summer crops prefer partial shade. **Radishes prefer fertile, well-drained soil, but they will manage just fine in most types of soil.   Propagation: **Sow summer radishes from March to June every few weeks for a continuous crop. **Continue sowing radishes in July, August, September, and October for a crop that lasts into winter. **Thinly sow ½ inch deep, place one seed every ½ inch apart. For larger varieties, thin to 1 every 4 inches. Have 10 inches between the rows. **Radish seeds are awesome because they can be stored for up to 5 years and are still viable . Maintenance: **Water regularly, especially in times...

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Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Potatoes, Vegetables | 4 comments

How to Grow Potatoes

How to Grow Potatoes

    How to Grow Potatoes **Potatoes are a fun crop to grow because they are a lot like buried treasure.  **In northern climates, potatoes are a summer crop, but in warmer climates, they are planted in late winter for a spring harvest, or in late summer for a late fall harvest, so that they will not mature during hot weather.  **The crop takes 2-4 months to mature, depending on the variety and if you like new potatoes or mature ones.   Position: **Choose a sunny spot where potatoes, tomatoes, and other related crops have not grown recently. You also want a spot that has not been limed heavily or recently. Plan your potatoes properly by studying a Crop Rotation Guide first.   **Since they are a root crop, good soil is very important. The soil should not be extremely rich but should be well drained and well aerated. Heavy clay soils are not good for potatoes. The best thing to do to prepare the soil is to add plenty...

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Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Peppers, Vegetables | 0 comments

How to Grow Peppers

How to Grow Peppers

Name: Peppers Description: **There are so many delicious types of peppers! I am a spicy lover, so I am eager to grow them all.   **Green bell peppers are simply the bell peppers that are picked early. If you leave them on the plant longer, they turn red, turn sweet, and become even more nutritious.   **For more information on that focuses on the needs of the different varieties of peppers, check out this other post of mine on peppers.   Position: **Give peppers a very sunny spot that they can occupy all season long and where peppers have not grown recently.   **Growing them in raised beds, which has warmer soil, will hasten the ripening.   **Peppers like a sandy, fertile loam soil. However, do not give this plant too much nitrogen because then the plant produces more leaves and less fruit. Some extra phosphorus is beneficial, and the plant will suffer if the soil is too low in calcium or magnesium. It prefers a soil with the...

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Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Lettuce, Vegetables | 2 comments

How to Grow Lettuce

How to Grow Lettuce

How to Grow Lettuce **This is the info for how to grow lettuce, including Boston Lettuce, Iceberg Lettuce, and Romaine Lettuce. **There are many lettuce varieties and they all grow differently. It is important to read the details on the packets of the specific type of lettuce you choose as well as know the general knowledge of the lettuce family. This info is a nice foundation for your knowledge about how to grow lettuce. **In order to grow lettuce in the summer, you need to either shade the plants or find heat-tolerant varieties. In hot climates, you may not be able to grow them in the summer, but only in the other 3 seasons. Heat makes the plant bolt, which makes their leaves taste bitter.  **Lettuce loves cooler weather, so learn how to grow it in the early spring, in the spring, and in the fall season.   Position: **Finding a spot for lettuce to grow is easy because it grows quickly and can be harvested just a few...

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